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Martin R. Delany

(1812-1885)

 
 
Martin R. Delany Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 27, 2011
1. Martin R. Delany Marker
Inscription. A promoter of African-American nationalism, Delany published a Black newspaper, The Mystery, at an office near here. He attended Harvard Medical School, practiced medicine in Pittsburgh, and was commissioned as a major in the Civil War.
 
Erected 1991 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 26.364′ N, 80° 0.193′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on 3rd Avenue near Market Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located across 3rd Avenue from the plaza at PPG Place. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15222, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Scull (within shouting distance of this marker); Burke's Landmark (within shouting distance of this marker); Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Benedum-Trees Building (about 300 feet away); Work Accidents and the Law (about 400 feet away); The First Holy Mass at Fort Duquesne (about 400 feet away); Arrott Building (about 500 feet away); Site of Bear Tavern (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
1. Martin R. Delany - Behind the Marker
Martin R. Delany Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 27, 2011
2. Martin R. Delany Marker
. (Submitted on July 7, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Maj Martin Delaney at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansIndustry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
Martin R. Delany Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 27, 2011
3. Martin R. Delany Marker
PPG Place in background
Martin R. Delany image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
4. Martin R. Delany
Major Martin Robinson Delany image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1865
5. Major Martin Robinson Delany
An outspoken abolitionist who cofounded the North Star newspaper with Frederick Douglass in 1848, Pittsburgh’s Martin Delany in the 1850s became the nation’s leading advocate of black Americans emigration back to Africa. The highest ranking African-American officer during the American Civil War, Delany in 1879 published his last major work, Principia of Ethnology: The Origin of Races and Color, in which he extolled the virtues of the black race and their contributions to civilization.
Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, NPG. 95.46
 
 
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